Featuring a wraparound, boxway construction, Femco’s CNC lathe model HL-55/200 is designed for heavy-duty, precision turning on larger workpieces. All mating surfaces are lined with Turcite to prevent wear. The rigid, 45-degree slant-bed construction and precision components are said to ensure consistent high accuracies and quality finishes. The lathe features a two-speed ZF gearbox for maximum metal removal at lower spindle speeds. The main spindle is equipped with a 15" chuck and can be equipped with an optional 18" or 21" diameter chuck. A 35-hp Fanuc motor with a maximum spindle speed of 2,500 rpm powers the spindle. The maximum turning diameter is 24.21", and extended turning length is 71.65" for longer workpieces. The wide, 12-station turret employs bi-directional positioning for faster indexing times. Standard accessories include a chip conveyor and a programmable tailstock.
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This machine can run for a long time without any operator intervention, and users can machine finished parts from slug stock or cast blanks while achieving the same high productivity as if they were machining from barstock, the company says.